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Lost in America - A Journey With My Father

Sherwin B. Nuland

A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland's Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death. In evoking their relationship, Nuland also summons up the warmth and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York, a world that impelled its children toward success yet made them feel like traitors for leaving it behind. Full of feeling and unwavering observation, Lost in America deserves a place alongside such classics as Patrimony and Call It Sleep. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland's Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death. In evoking their relationship, Nuland also summons up the warmth and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York, a world that impelled its children toward success yet made them feel like traitors for leaving it behind. Full of feeling and unwavering observation, Lost in America deserves a place alongside such classics as Patrimony and Call It Sleep. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland's Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death. In evoking their relationship, Nuland also summons up the warmth and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York, a world that impelled its children toward success yet made them feel like traitors for leaving it behind. Full of feeling and unwavering observation, Lost in America deserves a place alongside such classics as Patrimony and Call It Sleep. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:07